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as a priority in its foreign policiy. we see the clinton administration in the 1990's -- looking to the obama administration, what can the next secretary of state do to help the syrian people in such a critical time. >> thank you everybody for being here. i hope to see you next friday for our conference on jordan. thank you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> tomorrow on "washington journal" -- live saturday at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> washington worked his way up, went to harvard law school and emigrated out west. he arrived after 1 months of journey by ship, stagecoach, by train. he arrived in this muddy mining town, boarded himself in a blog canyon, established a law practice. he slowly worked his way up and became a very successful lawyer and got involved politically. he ran for congress for eight terms. he then be friend did abraham lincoln, obviously from illinois. washburne stayed as a close colleague during the civil war. after grant was elected president, he initially appointed him secretary
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. i will not defend obama's out wrenching the minority party. i could go back to other methods of obstruction with bill clinton, who reached out all the time. that is a minor factor. of killing thee omendment tree been done to much. that resulted in some protest. it had much more to do with a concerted party strategy, which is the first time we have seen it. >> there are two separate issues -- of shrubs and on nomination and obstruction on the legislative side. you'll see these judge bowed to 99-1. remember what we are talking about. the alternative is to move it by unanimous consent. this is not like the house where there is a vote and a member of they say -- i will have a roll call vote. the majority leader can schedule a roll-call vote or not. many times he does not. one individual is filibustering the judge. and we get a vote on that, 99- one, 98-2. no one was suggests that those individuals should be required to vote yes for that judge, is what unanimous consent is. that is not what the house does. heavy had majorities in force votes. what it comes to cloture -- this idea
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at the traps that are not just for survival. that is what bill clinton second term was about. he could keep him from getting to that point of bringing everything to gavel. >> this came from his best friend who runs a parking company. he said obama has been ridiculed in his brain. he is constantly working the room excuse to get the right conversation to move them forward. he's always thinking a few steps ahead. if i did eight incident be they would to see -- if i do a and they do b, it would be c. he was in this particular kind of business. he wanted to be in a longer- term business. he did not make enough concessions to the day-by-day noise of washington. >> i call this his pregame aptitude. he plays the game before the players take the field. the trick is when you get to be president. it can create a kind of reticence, a step back quality that you missed. all those variables change. >> i think he is learning. i altered his landscape. as i do that, i am ahead of the pack. >> you're talking about striving for greatness. he is going to need to strive for greatness and reorganize the rubrics cuba.